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  • Army's Network Integration Evaluation exercise enhances readiness

    May 2, 2016

    FORT BLISS, Texas (May 3, 2016) -- Soldiers are getting a hands-on look at the latest enhancements to Army tactical communications equipment during the two-week long Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 16.2, which kicked off on May 2.

  • Resetting the theater to equip rotational forces in Europe

    May 2, 2016

    European activity set equipment provides regionally aligned forces with the tools needed to perform a complex mission in a changing operational environment.

  • CSA Milley: 'Readiness is my No. 1 priority'

    Apr 27, 2016

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley said the readiness of the Total Army is his number one priority. This message was at the forefront of his talk to leaders at the U.S. Army Reserve Command Senior Leader Conference, April 25, 2016 at the Iron Mike Conference Center.

  • Climate change affecting Army training

    Apr 27, 2016

    For the Big Green Machine -- America's Army -- climate change, efforts to prevent it, or to at least adapt to it are about more than saving Mother Earth or even the whales. It's about training, training space, how the Army fights, how often the Army will be called upon to fight in the future, and where.

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo firefighting ops wrap up in Panama

    Apr 26, 2016

    Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires here, April 17 and 18. The fires, which are believed to have started April 4, grew exponentially, prompting the Government of Panama, via the U.S. Embassy in Panama, to request an aerial support package from JTF-B consisting of aircraft from the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, to help contain the blazes.

  • SMA Dailey: 'We must fight and win'

    Apr 26, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey told a gathering of U.S. Army Reserve senior leaders they must execute the Army's core mission of fighting and winning. In order to do that, Dailey said leaders must maintain readiness, look to the future of the Army, and take of Soldiers and their Families.

  • Search and Rescue Soldiers participate in Balikatan 2016

    Apr 22, 2016

    Balikatan means shoulder to shoulder in the Philippine's. That is the goal, the theme, and the point of a series of annual exercises that where held here during April in the Philippines. Balikatan is a series of preparedness exercises that are staged through-out the country incorporating the Armed Forces of the Philippines, US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and the National Guard.

  • Picatinny Arsenal, NASA leverage partnership to share knowledge

    Apr 21, 2016

    While military technology and space exploration may seem like two very different areas of expertise, there is enough common ground for engineers from Picatinny Arsenal and the nation's space agency to share best practices and leverage business processes.

  • I Corps Pacific Pathways brings partner nations stateside to enhance readiness

    Apr 19, 2016

    This summer, for the first time, a Pacific Pathways iteration will involve bringing nations from the Pacific region to the United States to engage in exercises Tiger Balm, Arctic Anvil, and Rising Thunder.

  • Army Guard Soldiers win Best Ranger Competition for first time in competition history

    Apr 19, 2016

    Soldiers from the Army National Guard took first place in the grueling Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, the first time in the competition's 33-year history it has been won by an Army Guard team.

  • Army divers conduct underwater demolition training

    Apr 18, 2016

    U.S. Army divers with 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, conducted underwater demolition training April 12-14 at Puuloa Range Complex off the coast of Iroquois Point, Hawaii.

  • Guard, Reserve provide breath of fresh air to US Army Europe mission

    Apr 18, 2016

    What U.S. Army Europe is trying to do is keep the foothold in Europe strong using the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard as they face a major drawdown that has spread active duty personnel "paper-thin."

  • Sky Soldiers, Joint Forcible Entry sets conditions at Saber Junction 16

    Apr 15, 2016

    Approximately 1000 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, in cooperation with NATO Allies and partnered nations, blanketed the sky as they descended onto German soil. The massive personnel drop was a part of exercise Saber Junction 16 near the Hohenfels Training Area, April 12, 2016.

  • End-of-year 'use it or lose it' budget mindset to get tossed

    Apr 14, 2016

    The Army is seeking to change the "use it or lose it mentality" as it relates to unit budgets, said Lt. Gen. Tom Spoehr.

  • Giving all they can: Army Family boasts two Military Children of Year

    Apr 14, 2016

    For the past decade, the McIntyre-Brewer family has needed to be strong -- strong, resilient and hopeful. Strong as an Army family as Capt. Steven Brewer deployed for a total of 36 months. And strong emotionally as Brewer and his wife, Chelle, faced every parent's worst nightmare.

  • Space and Missile Defense Command History: WGS-1 activated

    Apr 14, 2016

    After six months of testing, the first Wideband Gapfiller Satellite, later renamed Wideband Global Satellite (WGS-1) was successfully activated. One day later, military satellite users in the West Pacific region transitioned from the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), B9 communications satellite to this new state of the art WGS system.

  • 65th Infantry Regiment receives Congressional Gold Medal

    Apr 13, 2016

    Puerto Rican Soldiers who fought with the 65th Infantry Regiment through America's conflicts going back to World War II were presented the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony on Capitol Hill April 13.

  • 5th Quarter Master, Greek riggers perform airdrop operations

    Apr 13, 2016

    Kaiserslautern-based Soldiers and Airmen joined with Greek riggers to participate in a multinational exercise named Spartan Hellenic, which focused on building airdrop interoperability at the Greek Air Force Base here, April 1-9.

  • The continuing mission in Afghanistan

    Apr 12, 2016

    The CSTC-A has made considerable strides to establish processes to ensure that taxpayer dollars are used responsibly and effectively to create a strong, capable ANDSF. This article was originally published in the April - June 2016 Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Bold Quest brings its own challenges

    Apr 12, 2016

    Interoperability. That is the buzzword for Bold Quest, a coalition demonstration sponsored twice yearly by the Joint Staff at the Department of Defense.

  • National Guard Soldiers define teamwork during Warrior Challenge

    Apr 12, 2016

    Teamwork: a concept to some, but the vital foundation of success and victory to anyone who has ever worn the U.S. military uniform. From the first day of enlistment until the last bite of the retirement cake, teamwork is fundamental in every facet of military life.

  • Sky Soldiers, allies prepare for Saber Junction 16

    Apr 10, 2016

    HOU.S. Army Paratroopers and nearly 5,000 personnel from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and 10 NATO and six European partner nations launched a Situational Training Exercise (STX) in preparation for exercise Saber Junction 16, at the U.S Army Europe's Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) here, Mar. 31, 2015

  • IMCOM supports cyber growth infrastructure

    Apr 8, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl and Maj. Gen. Lawarren Patterson recently co-chaired the sixth Cyber Installation Support Summit at U.S. Army Installation Management Command Headquarters.

  • Sandhurst competition moves beyond war tactics

    Apr 8, 2016

    Hundreds of future military leaders from around the globe came together at the U.S. Military Academy to compete in the annual military skills competition and an inaugural conference Monday. The Sandhurst competition started in 1967 as an internal cadet event, but today is a diverse multinational and joint service competition that attracts teams from across the country and across the world to test their physical fitness, military proficiency and leadership. For the first time, the academy made a noncompetitive addition, the inaugural Sandhurst Conference.

  • Indian Army chief discuss military-to-military engagements with CSA

    Apr 7, 2016

    Gen. Dalbir Singh, who serves as chief of staff of India's army, arrived in Washington, D.C., Thursday, to meet with Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley and other members of the Army staff here to discuss, among other things, further development of relations between the two armies.

  • A Soldier's Soldier

    Apr 7, 2016

    Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III retired April 5 after 41 years of service to the nation during a Special Retirement Review ceremony in Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Milley names top 3 readiness focal points

    Apr 7, 2016

    While manning and equipping the Army are vitally important to winning the nation's wars, and needs to be addressed, the Army's No. 1 current priority is readiness, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.

  • Navy, Coast Guard test their nerves

    Apr 7, 2016

    Seeing Sailors or Coast Guardsmen in Missouri, let alone on an Army installation, is an unusual sight given their missions are mostly water-based.

  • SMA marks first Korea visit in two decades

    Apr 7, 2016

    As the UH-60 Black Hawk prepared for final approach at the Camp Casey helipad, 15th Sgt. Major of the Army Daniel Dailey pressed his intercom button and let out a wistful groan, followed by a comment to no one in particular. "This is where I lived," he said, "this was my home."

  • Defense Department announces pilot tutor program for service members

    Apr 6, 2016

    The Department of Defense Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support announced the launch of a pilot tutoring program that will provide servicemembers with tutoring support at no cost, anytime, anywhere.

  • Operators shift to cyber electromagnetic activities

    Apr 5, 2016

    A seismic shift has occurred recently in cyber for Soldiers and operators at the corps level and below, said Brig. Gen. Patricia A. Frost. It's known as cyber electromagnetic activities, or CEMA.

  • Strong units make strong allies

    Apr 5, 2016

    Strengthening bonds while demonstrating continued U.S. commitment to the collective security of North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies through interoperability training has been the main goal and purpose of Operation Atlantic Resolve since the mission began.

  • 'Grass roots' bystander intervention

    Apr 4, 2016

    Master Sgt. Jeff Fenlason asked about 25 people to close their eyes and imagine a fictional scenario involving somebody they care about.

  • Research Institute of Environmental Medicine creating 3-D Soldier Avatars

    Apr 4, 2016

    Since 2010 researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have taken on the mission to develop a computer program to create the full-body, complete-anatomy avatar of individual warfighters. Their goal is to create a 3-D full-anatomy avatar for any Soldier regardless of gender, shape or size.

  • Special Forces support Soldiers participate in sling-load operations

    Apr 4, 2016

    Dozens of support Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, participated in sling-load operations, March 30, to stay tactically and technically sharp on the procedure, which is a staple in providing Soldiers in combat the beans and bullets required to win on the ground.

  • Gold Star spouse strives to find niche in community

    Apr 4, 2016

    Kelvin Triggs considers himself to be a loner. His days consist of managing a small business and taking care of his teenage son Nick. He says that it is hard for him to associate with new people outside of work and church. Triggs' life forever changed in 2011. He became a widower after the death of his wife Master Sgt. Marcia Triggs, an Army journalist assigned to the Office of Chief of Public Affairs in Chicago, Illinois. A veteran himself, he went from being a military spouse to a Gold Star spouse -- the unique name given to surviving family members because of the gold pins they receive from the military.

  • Army focusing on making installations more resourceful

    Apr 3, 2016

    A key to building readiness during downward budgetary pressures is to continue making installations more efficient, resourceful and opportunistic, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment.

  • Army chief information officer announces long-term network strategy, 2025-2040

    Apr 1, 2016

    The Army's chief information officer announced March 31 the release of the Army's new, long-term, network strategy called "Shaping the Army Network (2025-2040)."

  • Cyber Innovation Challenge in Silicon Valley

    Apr 1, 2016

    The Army ventured into the heart of the tech industry to engage vendors on the leading edge of cyber capabilities.

  • Army opening infantry, armor to women

    Mar 31, 2016

    On April 1, all positions in 19 series armor, 11 series infantry, and the 13F forward observer specialty will open to women.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers restoring America's Everglades

    Mar 31, 2016

    Significant progress has been made in restoring America's Everglades over the past five years and a comprehensive report highlighting these efforts has recently been submitted to Congress.

  • Carter Announces Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal

    Mar 31, 2016

    Service members who serve or have served in Iraq or Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve will receive the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in Tampa, Florida, March 30, 2016.

  • Army debuts new Digital Job Book

    Mar 30, 2016

    The Army's new Digital Job Book that makes it easier for Soldiers and small unit leaders to track training is available on the Army Training Network (ATN) ( The new job book records physical training, weapons qualification, mandatory training, scheduled classes and unit training schedules. It uses data from the Digital Training Management System (DTMS) to replace information recorded on paper job books.

  • Army's Research Institute conducts MRE study to improve gut health

    Mar 29, 2016

    USARIEM Military Nutrition Division's Meals, Ready to Eat and gut health study gives a whole new meaning to trusting your gut.

  • Army transitions to simplified DOD request for childcare website

    Mar 28, 2016

    The Army is transitioning to a new single portal Department of Defense website -- -- designed to make it easier for Soldiers to find the childcare they need.

  • Murphy: Sexual assault, harassment detrimental to combat readiness

    Mar 28, 2016

    Acting Secretary of the Army, Patrick J. Murphy, visited the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Thursday, March 24. Murphy was briefed by senior leaders and spoke with a class of future Victim Advocates (VA) and Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC).

  • Nautical Horizon tests Wartime Reserve Boat Program

    Mar 28, 2016

    Nautical Horizon is a Brigade Inspection Reconnaissance Exercise developed to provide military leaders the opportunity to give their Soldiers hands-on experience with Army watercrafts stored as wartime reserves.

  • Missile system would greatly increase defense capability in South Korea

    Mar 25, 2016

    Right now, the United States and South Korea are in discussions regarding the feasibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system there, along with its associated radar, while nearby China has voiced objections to the idea.

  • Army 101 teaches families about Soldier's life

    Mar 24, 2016

    Basic Combat Training might be an enormous challenge to a young Soldier, but it's also stressful for Family members. An online program helps families learn about their Soldier's new lifestyle, and their participation can provide the Soldier-in-training a few extra benefits.

  • Pilot program links Reserve components with active units for training

    Mar 23, 2016

    Select National Guard and Army Reserve units will soon train more closely with active Soldiers in a program known as "Associated Units."

  • Total Army working together to forge future

    Mar 23, 2016

    The Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve are working together well to assess recommendations from a national commission on the service's future and fully implement the Army's Total Force Policy.

  • Clear requirements, level playing field

    Mar 22, 2016

    ARDEC and JMC worked together to develop an ammunition standard that reduces ambiguity, ensures quality and safety for Soldiers and promotes competition by making the procurement process more transparent for all stakeholders. This article was originally published in the January - March 2016 issue of Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Health of Force report wakeup call for improving readiness

    Mar 22, 2016

    Obesity and overweight metrics, along with health indicators like tobacco use, injuries, substance abuse and the Performance Triad were among topics at a conference last week discussing the inaugural "Health of the Force" report.

  • Army observes Women's History Month on Capitol Hill

    Mar 21, 2016

    The U.S. Senate hosted a panel March 17 to discuss the role women have played in public service and Defense by inviting senior Army women to speak about their experiences.

  • Murphy: Soldiers serve for life, giving back values

    Mar 18, 2016

    Readiness is the Army's No. 1 priority say both the Army's chief of staff and acting secretary -- and "there is no other No. 1." But if there's a front runner for the No. 2 priority, at least for the acting secretary, it would have to be the Army's Soldier for Life Program, and the commitment the Army has to prepare for civilian life those who have volunteered to serve in uniform.

  • 'No. 1 readiness risk is sequestration'

    Mar 17, 2016

    The biggest challenge to the military's readiness is sequestration, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn told lawmakers March 15.

  • 'You can't surge character'

    Mar 17, 2016

    What's the most important attribute a young leader should seek out that will help him or her succeed in the future and win in an increasingly complex world? asked a cadet. "Being leaders of character," Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn responded.

  • Army researchers explore future rotorcraft technologies

    Mar 17, 2016

    The U.S. Army is moving ahead with research on potential new component-level technologies for future rotorcraft.

  • Future of deployments: surge-ready and rotationally-focused

    Mar 16, 2016

    The way the Army deployed for 13 years is "not useful for the world we live in right now," said Lt. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue III, deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Forces Command. He outlined a 'return to basics' that includes Emergency Readiness Deployment Exercises.

  • WASPs: First women in history to fly for Army Air Corps

    Mar 16, 2016

    Before there could be women flying combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, there were the pioneers of the Army Air Forces of World War II.

  • Army developing more adaptable, secure radar technology

    Mar 15, 2016

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center is developing a more adaptable, secure radar technology that can be programmed in real-time to allow Soldiers to optimize radar performance based on the particular scenario.

  • Devil dogs lead Joint Service Corporals Course

    Mar 15, 2016

    A graduation ceremony honored 34 members of Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa as they graduated from a Joint Corporals Leadership Development Course March 11, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The course, developed by the Marine Corps University, places significant emphasis on developing leadership to prepare junior enlisted Marines for their transition from subordinates to small unit leaders; however, this class was held in a deployed location and composed of members from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps.

  • Joint search and rescue exercise

    Mar 15, 2016

    Soldiers with 40th Combat Aviation Brigade and 97th Transportation Company joined the Kuwaiti air force and navy for a search and rescue exercise in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Kuwait, March 9, 2016.

  • Djiboutian soldiers train on the range

    Mar 15, 2016

    Soldiers from the Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) completed basic rifle marksman training with help from U.S. Army Regionally Aligned Forces (RAF) Soldiers, March 10, 2016, at Arta range, Djibouti.

  • Performance Triad builds momentum, edges closer to Army-wide roll out

    Mar 14, 2016

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Getting Soldiers the proper equipment to fight the nation's wars takes considerable time and effort. The same is true when it comes to equipping them for the Performance Triad program, which continues to push toward an Army-wide roll out.

  • Cavalry unit puts armor to test

    Mar 14, 2016

    When Soldiers on the frontlines are in the midst of an operation, the last thing they need to be uncertain about is whether their protective equipment will hamper their combat effectiveness.

  • Policy leaders heeded advice on Afghanistan

    Mar 14, 2016

    Congress and the U.S. president listened and acted on advice from the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan over the last 18 months, said Gen. John F. Campbell.

  • US, Cambodian forces partner for Angkor Sentinel 16

    Mar 14, 2016

    U.S. and Cambodian forces officially opened Angkor Sentinel 2016, an annual bilateral military exercise hosted by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and sponsored by the U.S. Army Pacific, during a ceremony March 14 at the Training School for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia.

  • Army sets 'leader-first' approach to full gender integration

    Mar 11, 2016

    The Army will begin training women for infantry and armor specialties later this year, according to its Gender Integration Implementation Plan released March 10.

  • Lots of reps prep Big Red One for near-peer confrontations

    Mar 11, 2016

    Soldiers with the "Big Red One" are getting ready for decisive action in the same way they build their biceps in the gym: lots of repetitions.

  • Man's best friend protect the safety of Soldiers

    Mar 11, 2016

    K9 Veterans Day is March 13th. The day is in recognition of the duty and sacrifice that military working dogs perform in service to their country. Camp As Sayliyah has approximately 10 military working dogs that work along their Soldier handlers.

  • Army outlines gender integration implementation plan

    Mar 10, 2016

    The Army announced today details of its implementation plan for integrating women into all military occupational specialties (MOSs), paving the way for qualified female soldiers to serve in the Infantry, Armor, and Special Forces.

  • Gender integration: Reality in today's Army

    Mar 10, 2016

    It's been a long time coming: Full-scale gender integration is now a reality in today's military. Fort Sill is making sure the integration is as smooth as possible.

  • Soldier 'Digital Job Book' goes online

    Mar 9, 2016

    "Job books" will return to the Army at the end of this month, in digital form, allowing Soldiers to track such things as physical training, weapons qualification, mandatory training, scheduled classes, and unit training schedules.

  • British and US troops collaborate in technology experiments

    Mar 8, 2016

    The 3rd Battalion, The Rifles of the United Kingdom, and Soldiers of A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment (Experimentation Force or EXFOR), partnered with the Maneuver Battle Lab to execute the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment, experimenting with a myriad of different technologies and how they can be applied to future war fighting tactics.

  • Sky's the limit after breaking aviation ceilings

    Mar 8, 2016

    Not many Army second lieutenants in 1989 were flying fixed-wing aircraft, let alone serving as a pilot for the Army chief of engineers. But that year 2nd Lt. Angelia Farnell was also the first woman to serve in the aviation support unit at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, after the U.S. Army Engineer School and Center moved there.

  • US paratroopers demonstrate TOW system capabilities to Spanish

    Mar 8, 2016

    U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Spanish army soldiers from the Spanish Armed Forces Airborne Brigade (BRIPAC), trained on the M41 TOW Improved Target Acquisition System, Feb. 25, 2016, during Exercise Sky Soldier 16, here.

  • First women having 'blast' as combat engineers

    Mar 7, 2016

    In June of last year, the Army opened the 12B combat engineer position to female Soldiers. Today, women are going through the school house at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and joining units around the Army.

  • 2nd Cavalry Engineers make an impact using mine clearing line charge

    Mar 7, 2016

    Very rarely do Soldiers get the opportunity to see a mine clearing line charge (MICLIC) go off but if given the chance, most of them admit that they would be front and center watching with anticipation for the boom to happen.

  • Wounded Warrior get on track at Army Trials

    Mar 7, 2016

    Twice a day more than 20 runners train at Fort Bliss' Stout Track where they push their bodies to run faster and farther preparing for the Army Trials set to take place here March 6-10.

  • Army aims to select winning team

    Mar 4, 2016

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Army athletes lined up at Milam Gym Feb. 28 for the first day of archery practice in hopes of being selected to represent the Army in the 2016 Warrior Games slated to take place at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, June 14-22.

  • Army Directive 2016-09: Maternity Leave Policy

    Mar 4, 2016

    The Army Directive 2016-09 regarding the Army's new maternity leave policy, was signed by Acting Army Secretary Patrick Murphy, March 1, 2016, is in line with a DOD-wide policy announced, Jan. 28, by Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

  • US Army warms up with Norwegian cold weather training exercise

    Mar 4, 2016

    Thermometers may be sub-zero but in Norwegian winter, freezing is not an option, combat action is not weather dependent and a Soldier does not wait for weather to warm up to react to fire. For the first time, the U.S. Army joined 16,000 military personnel from 13 nations in Central Norway's Exercise Cold Response 2016 to conduct combat operations training in extreme cold weather environments. Joining the training were Co. D, 2nd Battalion 503rd Inf. Regt., 173rd Airborne Bde. from Vicenza, Italy and 3rd Infantry Division 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division from Ft. Stewart, Georgia.

  • Army budget focuses on asymmetric threats

    Mar 3, 2016

    "The Army must produce units ready today to win decisively … against an aggressive Russia or its surrogates," said Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy."

  • Army Trials athletes learn to manage energy, increase mental focus

    Mar 3, 2016

    Athletes need to achieve and maintain a certain level of energy to be able to compete and perform at their best when it matters most. Knowing how to manage your energy is even more important for the wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Veterans participating in the 2016 Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Special Operators' Challenges Call for New Priorities, Officials Say

    Mar 3, 2016

    Expanding global conflicts require new priorities for U.S. special operations forces, the principal deputy assistant secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict told the House Armed Services Committee's emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee here March 2, 2016.

  • Army seeks to lighten Soldier loads using robots

    Mar 2, 2016

    Soldiers carry out missions while humping over 100 pounds of gear, but could do more if their burden was eased by robotics such as the Squad Maneuver Equipment Transport, said a leader working to modernize Soldier systems.

  • Sources Sought Notice for Stryker lethality improvements

    Mar 1, 2016

    A Sources Sought Notice was issued today by the U.S. Army for the next major upgrade to the entire Stryker Family of Vehicles, focused mainly on lethality improvements. These improvements will encompass both the flat-bottom hull and double v-hull platforms, and will not be limited to cannon application and improvement.

  • Soldiers of 40th Infantry Division shine under gray German sky

    Mar 1, 2016

    Guardsmen from the California National Guard's 40th Infantry Division got the opportunity to not only train at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany but also help units prepare for a real world mission in Kosovo.

  • Four reasons the upcoming NCO town hall matters to Soldiers

    Feb 29, 2016

    The command sergeant major who oversees the training and education for the backbone of America's Army will conduct the service's first live-streamed town hall focusing on noncommissioned officer development March 3 from 5-7 p.m. EST.

  • Integration of cyberspace capabilities into tactical units

    Feb 29, 2016

    The Army's efforts to integrate operational cyberspace capabilities into its tactical units took another big step forward during a recent training rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. The cyber participation in the training was a key element in the Army's ongoing Cyber Support to Corps and Below pilot, designed to help the Army develop how it will build and employ cyber in its tactical formations.

  • SMA outlines top Army priorities to lawmakers on Capitol Hill

    Feb 26, 2016

    As the Army draws down to 490K Soldiers, many will be looking for civilian careers, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said the service has "invested heavily" in ensuring they are successful.

  • 'Soldier for Life' continues to serve as 32nd Army under secretary

    Feb 25, 2016

    Patrick J. Murphy, a third-generation veteran and the first Soldier from the Iraq War elected to Congress, was officially sworn in as the 32nd under secretary of the Army in a Pentagon ceremony, Feb. 24.

  • Laser weapons development by 2023

    Feb 25, 2016

    Responding to lawmakers' questions about how close the Army is to developing offensive and defensive directed-energy weapons, Mary J. Miller responded: "I believe we're very close."

  • Increased manpower must come with funding

    Feb 24, 2016

    The Army would like to see a few more Soldiers in the ranks, if it were authorized by Congress -- but only if those additional Soldiers are funded to keep them war-ready, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.

  • Dyson outlines Army 2017 budget request, chief focus on readiness

    Feb 23, 2016

    The Army budget request for fiscal year 2017 totals a little more than $148 billion and includes a 1.6 percent raise for Soldiers. But this year's budget request, said Lt. Gen. Karen Dyson, the military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for financial management and comptroller, was developed with a focus on boosting readiness.

  • Reserve MPs find new opportunities with Old Guard

    Feb 23, 2016

    The Old Guard isn't teaching new tricks, but they are providing new opportunities to the Army Reserve, especially to the military police community. For three weeks now, Army Reserve MP Soldiers have taken on real-world law and order missions in the national capital region, beginning in early February. The program is expected to last through the year, and it has the potential to expand to other active duty installations across the country.

  • Corps keeps public water clean naturally

    Feb 23, 2016

    When we see news stories about lead contaminated water flowing out of faucets in Flint, Michigan, and see the troubles the city is having as a result, many of us become concerned about our own City's drinking water supply that we use every day to brush our teeth, take a shower and fill our dog's water bowl.

  • Army seeking '3rd offset strategy' to dominate enemy

    Feb 22, 2016

    "Our adversaries have begun to catch us in technology and in some cases, we believe, may overmatch some of our systems," said a senior intelligence adviser.

  • Winning in a complex world, Foundry Program promotes intelligence readiness

    Feb 22, 2016

    To win in a complex world, Military Intelligence Soldiers must be technically skilled and alert, and thrive in difficult locations with coalition partners and other branches of the U.S. military. Their job -- and ultimately the safety and security of U.S. service members -- relies on having the latest techniques to collect, analyze, exploit and disseminate intelligence for battlefield and theater commanders.